Weston Area Health NHS Trust
|Address||Weston General Hospital
Grange Road, Uphill
Weston super Mare
|The Trust and Hospital(s)||Located in Weston-super-Mare, we provide a wide range of general and specialist hospital services. Strong links exist into the Bristol hospitals for certain treatments. There is an accident and emergency service, surgical and day case units, intensive and coronary care, midwifery delivery unit and full on-site diagnostic services. The independent benchmarking company, CHKS, placed us in the Top 40 hospitals in 2007.|
|Size of Hospital(s)||259 beds|
|No of Foundation Trainees||21 F1s, 21 F2sFoundation Programmes|
|Foundation Programmes||The Weston Area Health Trust Foundation Programme takes advantage of the wide range of educational opportunities available at Weston General Hospital. It is designed to enable doctors to have a good grounding in the care of the acutely ill patient, experience of other specialist areas and fulfil the GMC/PMETB requirements. The robust educational infrastructure of the Programme will focus on the professional skills set out in the GMC document Good Medical Practice, including communication skills, team working, governance, ethics and habits of lifelong learning.
Structured educational sessions specifically for F1 and F2 doctors, covering professional and clinical skills, will be held on a regular basis. Postgraduate medical training in Weston is housed within a new purpose built multi-professional Clinical Academy, within which lies a medical library with books, journals and internet access. The Trust is an Academy of the University of Bristol and as such enjoys close links with the University Medical School.
|Education Centre Facilities||Library, Lecture Theatre, Clinical Skills Rooms, Café Area|
|Staff Restaurant Facilities||Rafters restaurant is located in the main Hospital Building and serves a variety of hot and cold food & drinks. It is open 8.00am – 4.00pm on weekdays. There are also vending machines serving both hot and cold food and drinks which are available 24 hours a day.
There is also a Costa Coffee shop situated near the front entrance at the Hospital. Costa is open Monday to Friday 7am – 7pm and Saturday & Sunday 9am-6pm selling a wide range of sandwiches, Panini, cakes & pastries plus all the Costa signature drinks. You can choose to either eat in or take away.
There are also vending machines servicing hot and cold drinks and snacks in Piers café in the Academy.
|Doctors’ Mess||Cooking facilities, Sky TV, Monthly meetings|
|Nearby Amenities||Indoor/Outdoor sports Facilities, Beach 10 mins walk, Shopping Centre, Mendip Hills|